Elissa Strauss writes about the politics and culture of parenthood. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. CNN We live, for the most part, fairly similar lives to our next-door neighbors. Both households have two working parents, two kids and an appreciation for the way California weather affords them unscripted, outdoor play year-round.
How teachers may be failing students with excessive homework
Creating a Homework Policy With Meaning and Purpose
By Alfie Kohn. PreK—K , 1—2 , 3—5 , 6—8 , 9— Do bulging backpacks mean learning? Here's why. After spending most of the day in school, students are given additional assignments to be completed at home. This is a rather curious fact when you stop to think about it, but not as curious as the fact that few of us ever stop to think about it.
Different Reaction Toward the No Homework Policy Every Weekends
But the real thing quickly disappointed us both. I found pulling her away from pretend games for something that left her in tears excruciating, both undermining and cruel. But nothing happened. So I went to the principal, who confided, I totally agree , but said he needed unanimous support from all the school's teachers to make a change.
We have all had time-consuming, monotonous, meaningless homework assigned to us at some point in our life. These assignments often lead to frustration and boredom and students learn virtually nothing from them. Teachers and schools must reevaluate how and why they assign homework to their students. Any assigned homework should have a purpose. Assigning homework with a purpose means that through completing the assignment, the student will be able to obtain new knowledge, a new skill, or have a new experience that they may not otherwise have.